1. Chesterfield; Patronage
"Is not a Patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man
struggling for life in the water, and, when he has reached
ground, encumbers him with help?"
Johnson: Letter to Chesterfield
2. Chesterfield; Ouch!!!; Wit
"This man I thought had been a Lord among wits; but, I find, he
is only a wit among Lords!"
The complete text of Johnson's letter to Lord Chesterfield can be
found within Jack Lynch's Samuel Johnson web site, at
1,773. Chesterfield; Ouch!
When [Chesterfield's] letters to his natural son were published,
[Johnson] observed, that "they teach the morals of a whore, and
the manners of a dancing master."
Boswell: Life of Johnson